A commercial driver Muhammed Alpha on Saturday stabbed his 40-year-old wife, Hamsatu, to death in Lande town in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State, police authority has said.
The spokesperson for the police in the state, Sulaiman Nguroje, who confirmed the incident in a statement issued in Yola, said Mr Alpha stabbed her with a knife, following an argument.
Mr Nguroje said the duo had been at a rift which eventually led to their separation after 20 years of marriage.
Following their separation, the mother of eight relocated to a nearby house close to her former husband’s.
She was said to have removed a zinc door of Mr Alpha’s house to fix her new apartment. This, however, angered the 57-year-old commercial driver and he stabbed her in the neck in an ensuing scuffle.
“As a result of the injury, she fell and was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was confirmed dead,” Mr Nguroje added.
He said that the suspect was apprehended by Gombi Police Divisional headquarters, following a report received from Jauro Boka, the village head of Lande.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed Barde, has directed for a discreet investigation into the matter and advised members of the public to avoid taking laws into their own hands.